John Prine has put his own vibe into Stevie Wonder’s 1984 hit ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’ in a new Spotify Singles session which was released today. He replaces Wonder’s synthesized original version with his usual guitar playing style and the underplayed vocals he’s so well known for. As RS Country describes it: “Prine brings out the endearing qualities of the often-derided, Academy Award-winning song. Prine is joined by Americana duo the Secret Sisters, who provide their sibling harmonies to fill in the descending melodic lines from Wonder’s original, and the pedal steel player even gets to take a lovely little solo near the end of the recording.”
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